NIH uses Ebola to hide mismanagement and increase funding
Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health are pulling out all the stops to capitalize on the Ebola scare in the United States by wringing extra funding out of a Congress that is too panicked to do anything but throw money at the problem. Yesterday, my colleague, Aaron Gardner highlighted a television ad produced by Democrats which | Read More »
Even in Houston, Texas, You Will Be Made to Care
Houston, TX is not thought of as a bastion of liberalism, but it has gone quite rapidly off the deep end. Earlier this year, Houston’s City Council voted on non-discrimination legislation that provides equal protection to the entire swath of the BLTGCZQDLMAO alphabet silliness. In short, if a guy decides he’s a girl and wants to go hang out in the girl’s bathroom, it is | Read More »
Been in DC too long, @MaryLandrieu?
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) spends approximately all of her time in Washington D.C., which is odd because she is supposed to represent Louisiana. Makes sense that she should live here and not simply claim a home co-owned by her and the rest of her family. Now, when it comes to Louisiana, there are some differences in our civics lessons vs. | Read More »
Does Andrea Mitchell think Greg Abbott fakes his disability?
If you’re politically tuned in and following the Texas gubernatorial race, you’re probably aware of Wendy Davis’ recent “Wheelchair” ad, which accuses Greg Abbott, a paraplegic, of not caring for other people with disabilities. It’s been called a “historic low” for political advertising, a field with plenty of deplorable entries, but Wendy Davis hasn’t back down from it. Instead, she’s doubled down on it. She | Read More »
John Fund Braced for Voter Fraud in Colorado, I’m Braced for a Win
Ballots began to hit voter’s mailboxes today in Colorado, and the fears of a stolen election by fraudulent votes is already a storyline for some. On Sunday John Fund sounded the alarm at National Review about the possibility of voter fraud in the highly contested Senate race between Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) 60%. | Read More »
Mark Pryor’s Dumb, Job-Killing Legislation
As a former resident of Arkansas, I have followed the career of Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) pretty closely over the years. During all that time, Pryor’s M.O. has not really changed – “Aw shucks” + “Jesus” + southern accent = wins. Pryor has long avoided the Republican whitewash of Arkansas by being relatively low key about the way that he almost | Read More »
Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest
After finding a constitutional right to kill your baby in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court found it had not done sufficient damage to the Republic. In 2003, it raised the unrestrained libido to the level of constitutionally protected behavior in Lawrence v. Texas. What is notable is that both activities, abortion and buggery, were capital offenses under English Common Law and | Read More »
Ebola and the Stench of Democrat Desperation
One of the most fascinating things to me during this election season has been the media’s studious obliviousness to the obvious stench of desperation surrounding Democrat campaigns. By comparison to the Republican disaster of 2006, the Democrats are showing an equally obvious amount of fleeing the Democrat brand ID, the Democrat President, and Democrat policies, and an equally obvious amount of fetid desperation in their | Read More »
ISIS and the mystery of the jihadi brides
A couple of Austrian girls are seeking a do-over, so to speak: Two Austrian teens got way more than they bargained for when they abandoned their homes and families to become “poster girls” for ISIS terrorists, and now they desperately want to come home. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and friend Sabina Selimovic, 15, would love to press the undo button on the last six months, during | Read More »
Republicans Appropriated More for the CDC This Year Than Obama Requested
Democrats, like drug addicts, are convinced that just one more hit of tax dollars will give them the fix they need. Every Democratic response to any situation is to demand government spend more and blame Republicans for not spending as much as they should. The latest Democratic attack is pretty straightforward in its insanity. Because the GOP won’t let the Democrats spend more money, people | Read More »
Tech at Night: The administration’s tough talk on the Internet is meaningless
So the Obama administration for a while has been talking about failing to renew its Commerce Department contract with ICANN, the organization that runs IANA and the fundamentals of the Internet. This would create a power vacuum online, one that would gladly be filled by America’s rivals.
And all the tough talk to the contrary won’t change that.
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Meet the Incredibly Awful Democrats Behind the Push to Blame Ebola on the GOP
By now I assume you have heard about, if not seen, the most disgusting political ad of the 2014 midterm cycle. If you haven’t, let me explain. With the news of Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, and the first case of Ebola transmission in the United States, a merry band of left wing progressives decided to seize upon the fears of the nation and promptly | Read More »
Image via BBC One Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find | Read More »
Foreign aid and the spread of Ebola
As the Ebola crisis continues, many in the public health community have expressed a belief that this current outbreak is driven by an “evolution” of the virus that makes it easier to spread. That does not seem to be the case. While numerous mutations have occurred in the virus there is no evidence that either its method of transmission or general mode of infection have | Read More »